Category Archives: Rev. Osterman’s Blog

In the Interim – February 2017

February 1, 2017
Three months from now you should be meeting with the candidate to be your next settled minister (April 30 thru May 7).  At that same time, your Board should have endorsed an operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (1 July...
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In the Interim – January 2017

January 1, 2017
The ancient Romans gave us the name for January.  In the Roman pantheon of dieties, Janus was a two-faced god that looked in opposite directions, both backward and forward.  In his role as Guardian of Exits and Entrances, he was...
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In the Interim – December 2016

December 1, 2016
As a child living in Europe, one of my favorite parts of the winter holiday season was opening a window on the Advent calendar each morning for the four weeks leading up to Christmas day.  In the Christian tradition, Advent...
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In the Interim – November 2016

November 1, 2016
Many of you watched the excellent documentary, “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War,” about Unitarians Martha and Rev. Waitstill Sharp that aired in September.  The film chronicled the Sharps’ heroic work to help political dissidents and Jews escape Nazi occupied...
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In the Interim – October 2016

October 1, 2016
The new year of congregational life is off to an exciting start!  More than 65 of you participated in the Ministerial Transition Team’s workshop on September 18th.  We reviewed highpoints in UUCM’s history, identified key qualities of the community, catalogued...
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In the Interim – Summer 2016

July 1, 2016
Summer has begun and kids are home from school, attending camp, or starting summer jobs.  Many people are planning vacations and July 4th lies just ahead.  I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to relaxing a bit. We’ve...
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In the Interim – June 2016

June 1, 2016
If you were unable to attend the “Making the Quantum Leap:  UUCM 2016” workshop on May 14th, led by our Ministerial Transition Team, then you missed a great program.  More than 50 members of the congregation and several members of...
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In the Interim – May 2016

May 1, 2016
I hope that you will attend the special congregational workshop on Saturday, May 14th, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, hosted by the Ministerial Transition Team.  The workshop is an important step in the interim process, as we will review congregational...
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